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Stanford News Agency is a multimedia agency serving the local Stanford community and surrounding areas. Home to the village’s monthly publication, The Stanford Spectator, Stanford News Agency reports on uplifting news to do with the village, local business stories and events. Available in a high-gloss print and online edition, this informative and entertaining publication takes quality reading to the next level. Other services under the Stanford News Agency umbrella include graphic design and printing services. For the local birding community, the Stanford News Agency’s little shop situated along the bustling Queen Victoria Street, stocks and sells a range of bird books and guides, greeting cards, calendars and more. Do pop in!

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Stanford News Agency was established in 2022 to provide the local community with up-to-date news, business information, stories and interesting snippets. With this in mind, the Stanford Spectator, a monthly high-quality print and digital publication, was born.

Owner and publishing editor, Melissa Mc Alpine, and her various contributors strive to share their love and passion for Stanford with readers.

The Stanford Spectator

The Stanford Spectator

Replacing the Stanford Village News, the Stanford Spectator was established in September 2022 as a community publication, for the people and by the people of Stanford. 


  • Hardcopy - R30
  • Online - Free

Published once a month, this entertaining and up-to-date quality publication has a wide print and social media presence. It provides a space to highlight community members' contributions, share success stories, celebrate milestones, and support local businesses and organisations. 

By showcasing individual and collective achievements, the Stanford Spectator hopes to build a sense of pride and connection within the community.

Editorial Services

Editorial Services

Stanford News Agency provides a full range of editorial services.

Editorials / Articles

Melissa is on standby to receive information about uplifting newsworthy stories and events.

Give her a call with all the details, and she will do the rest! 

Cost - This is a community service and is free of charge.


Every business and product has a story, so take the opportunity to tell yours in an advertorial that will form a bond with your potential customers. Advertorials deliver a marketing message that provides your target audience with personalised communication for your business. 

The editorial team can assist you in making the correct advertising decision (between an advert or an advertorial) and manage the creation process.

Business Adverts

There are various sizes, affordable rates and positions in the newspaper. Contact them directly to provide you with the expert assistance and rates that you require.

Stanford Quick Directory

A free community-inspired business directory for local businesses.

Stanford Events Page

Use this free ads page to share information about upcoming events you are planning.

Graphic Design Services

The services of a professional graphic designer are included in advertising fees.

Content Writing

The editorial team will proofread your content and assist with edits to ensure a polished and professional article.

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Advertising Rates

Advertising Rates

Stanford News Agency strives to deliver outstanding service at a competitive price.

Printing Services

Printing Services

Stanford News Agency offers printing services.

  • Colour Printing (A4 and A3)
  • Black & White Printing (A4 and A3)
  • Laminating
  • Binding

For The Love Of Birds

For The Love Of Birds

Stanford News Agency is passionate about birds and has a handpicked selection of items at the shop on Queen Victoria Street.

Shop for:

  • Birding Books
  • Birding Guides
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • … and more!
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Editorial Team

Editorial Team

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Melissa Mc Alpine

  • Owner & Publishing Editor
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Marike Groot

  • Lay-Out & Graphic Designer
Get Involved

Everyone included! That’s the motto at Stanford News Agency. The Stanford Spectator is
written, photographed and created by the community, for the community. 

If you’d like to contribute in any way, be it information for an interesting story, an idea you may have that you would like to see incorporated into the community publication, or any suggestion or comment you may have, the editorial team invites you to reach out to them.

After all, a community publication is about creating dialogue among those who live and work in the streets and houses of the community it serves.



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